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Pa. man sentenced for DUI

March 26, 2001

Pa. man sentenced for DUI



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County judge agreed to allow a Biglerville, Pa., man with four DUI convictions to serve his prison time locally, but warned that any violation of the sentence would land him in state prison.

Daniel Dean Kump, 40, of 251 Fairview Fruit Road, was sentenced to a mandatory one-year sentence for his fourth driving under the influence conviction Wednesday.

Kump, who initially entered a guilty plea when the District Attorney's Office believed it was only his third offense and a 90-day sentence, was given the opportunity to withdraw his plea.

"He doesn't want to withdraw the plea. He realized there is a mandatory year sentence," said defense attorney Jeff Cook. "His only wish is you suspend the state sentence and make him work-release eligible at Franklin County Prison so he can support his three children."

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Kump was picked up April 27 in Guilford Township after Pennsylvania State Police observed his green Chevrolet pickup repeatedly crossing the center line of U.S. 30, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Kump was unable to complete field sobriety tests and a blood test at Chambersburg Hospital determined his blood alcohol level was .19 percent, the affidavit said.

"You're not a bad person, but you're a threat to society," Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Walker told Kump. "I might be able to fashion a local sentence. You'll wish the devil got a hold of you, not me, if you're back here again."

Walker agreed to a county sentence and made Kump eligible for work-release. He will also be on probation for five years, and Walker warned that if Kump gets another DUI charge or is found drinking alcohol during that period he could face 18 to 60 months in the State Correctional Institution.

"I want you to stay as dry as a deacon in church," he said.

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